CARE FOLLOWING BONDED AMALGAM FILLINGS
The fillings that have been placed require twenty-four hours to set and harden completely.
During the first twenty-four hours do not chew, or bite down hard enough to check how the bite feels on the teeth that have been filled.
Eat or drink whatever you like. However, keep any food on the other side of your mouth, away from the new fillings.
If after twenty-four hours your bite does not feel right (a filling or tooth feels high, a filling or tooth hits before the other teeth hit, the other teeth do not touch, etc.) call our office to arrange to have the bite adjusted (this may require more than one appointment).
It is normal to experience sensitivity to cold, hot, sweet, biting or chewing for the first while following treatment. There may be soreness, even a bit of an ache. If this persists or if you are concerned call our office to have it checked.
If you feel you require pain medication you may take whatever you ordinarily take for a headache. In no circumstances should you take more medication than indicated in the directions accompanying the medication.